2008 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2008 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2017-09-11T09:33:39+00:00

Project Description

The 40th Annual Convention – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Despite $4 a gallon prices in the US, a very successful annual meet was held in August hosted by the Prairie Chapter of the EOC. Please enjoy write ups from the local papers below. Of particular interest is how many Edsels were located nearby and came for the day on Saturday (almost 40!) in addition to the 23 registered for the entire meet. Edsels actually were well received in Canada and met or exceeded sales projections initially. It was only once news reached across the border that sales were dismal in the US that sales in Canada cooled. Most Edsels sold in Canada were assembled in Canada at Oakville, Ontario. They can be distinguished by the white steering wheels plus exterior paint colors, and color combinations, not offered in the US market. Ford Motor Company of Canada also used a unique Vehicle Serial Number system and dataplate from the US assembled Edsels.

Awards & Judging Results

Awards
  • Best Canadian Built Edsel: Steve Jones, Alberta – 1959 Black & Red 4 door sedan
  • Best American Built Edsel: Duane & Joyce Carpenter, Wyoming – 1959 Red & White Corsair
  • Best of Show & Ford Traveling Trophy: Duane & Joyce Carpenter, Wyoming – 1959 Red & White Corsair

  • Hazel Ford Award: Lorraine Oracheski
  • Gold Key: Jim Cross
  • Founders: Michael Cowels & Robert Ecton
  • Special Note: Award to Dave Sinclair for attending all 40 conventions
  • People’s Choice: Brad Fakeley, Alberta – 1959 Limo
  • President’s Choice: Terry & Barb Bender, Sask. – 1958 Bermuda Wagon
  • Best American Built Edsel: Duane & Joyce Carpenter, Wyoming – 1959 Red & White Corsair
  • Hard Luck: Roy Dietz, Sask. – 1958 Took motor out in route
  • Long Distance: Guy Weatherbee, B.C. – 1958 Pacer
Judging
  • 1958 Bronze
  • Wendell Essley, Idaho – Pacer Convertible

  • Dennis & Denise Druar, Alberta – Pacer 2 door hardtop

  • 1958 Silver
  • Ray & Jeannine Phipps, Washington – Pacer 2 door hardtop

  • Alfred & Lorraine Oracheski, Alberta – Ranger2door hardtop

  • Don & Joanne Carpenter, Wyoming – Pacer Convertible

  • 1958 Gold
  • Terry & Barb Bender, Sask. – Bermuda Wagon

  • 1959 Bronze
  • Dennis & Denise Druar, Alberta – Corsair 4 door hardtop
  • Steve Jones, Alberta – 4 door sedan
  • Walter & Diane Erion, Alberta – 2 door hardtop
  • 1958 Silver
  • Steve Jones, Alberta – Corsair 4 door sedan
  • Barb & Francis Carlson, Alberta – Ranger 4 door sedan
  • Harry Zayac, Alberta – Corsair 2 door hardtop
  • Robert & Marie Zayac, Alberta – 4 door sedan
  • 1959 Gold
  • Ray Schmit, Minnesota – Corsair Convertible
  • 1960 Bronze
  • Dennis & Denise Druar, Alberta – Ranger Convertible
  • 1960 Silver
  • Brad Fakeley, Alberta – Ranger Convertible
  • 1960 Gold
  • Gary & Carolyn Fakeley, Alberta – Ranger 4 door sedan
  • Modified Bronze
  • Brad Fakeley, Alberta – 1959 Ambulance
  • Modified Silver
  • Brad Fakeley, Alberta – 1959 Limo

  • Models
  • Michael Dowels, California – Best Authentic Collection
  • Brad Fakeley, Alberta – Best Display